Equity Barn Burns


OWENTON — The large tobacco warehouse of the Rev. J. A. Lee of Poplar Grove, In which he was prizing Equity tobacco, was burned. This warehouse was located ten miles from Owenton. At the time of the fire there was stored in it 175 hogsheads of tobacco, all of which had been pooled to the Society of Equity. The Rev. Mr. Lee handled and prized this tobacco for the various farmers in his neighborhood who had pooled to the association. The loss will exceed $15,000. With insurance of about that amount. No cause is assigned for the fire, and as no one had been at work In the barn for more than a month, it is thought to have been the work of an incendiary.


Los Angeles Herald, November 20, 1907